Argo is a hot spot located in Summit, Illinois, on the western edge of Chicago. Three locations provide great train action: The Indiana Harbor Belt's Argo Yard, the Belt Railway of Chicago junction and the Illinois Central and CSX Crossing. Every major railroad in Chicago has overhead trackage rights and so we see a huge variety of trians.
Shot from 1995 through 1999, we'll see a variety of railroads, trains and changes in the local railroad landscape.
Midwest Video Productions was most active in the mid-to-late 1990s when mergers were happening and flags were falling at a fast clip. This video was shot using professional equipment of the time, but is not up to the clarity of today's high-definition video. It is however an excellent snapshot of an important time in the nation's railroad history.